The Thomas hearings will be televised in their entirety starting at 10 a.m. today on CNN and C-SPAN II. The Public Broadcasting System, including Channels 22 and 67 here, will also air gavel-to-gavel coverage.
ABC, CBS and NBC will likewise provide coverage beginning at 10 a.m., and all three local affiliates -- WMAR (Channel 2), WBAL (Channel 11) and WJZ (Channel 13) -- said yesterday that they plan to carry the hearings at least through this morning. All left open the possibility, however, of switching to regular programming throughout the day. Coverage during the weekend has not yet been determined.
WBAL Radio (1090 AM) also plans to carry the hearings live beginning at 10 a.m., but the station intends to cut back and forth between hearings and its regular talk programs. Among area public radio stations, only Washington's WAMU-FM (88.5) intends to carry coverage provided by National Public Radio.